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Many states don’t require disclosure of prices for medical procedures
Washington Post

Wonder why you can’t get a straight answer about how much a health-care procedure will cost you? One big reason: state laws that allow hospitals and other providers to keep costs hidden until they send you the bill. A report card on price transparency released last week gives 29 states an “F” and seven states a “D” for policies that keep patients and their families in the dark on prices. The failing grade went to those with practically no transparency requirements.

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